Friday, April 25, 2008

Politics -vs- Policy

Read Joe:
"What's this 'public policy' thing," you may ask, "and what is it doing on a political blog?"

Yeah, I know. Guilty as charged.

There are definitely sites and writers out there who focus heavily (in some cases, to a fault) on partisan politics with absolutely no regard for the meaning of what those political games lead to: public policy. Legislation. Laws. The things that govern the way members of our society deal with and treat each other.

Those writers' (after all in some cases, it's not really fair to call them "bloggers") motivations are theirs, but even on a site with "Campaign" in its name, it's important to talk issues.

Especially when a local newspaper's editorial board pens a piece entitled "Socialized health will be good for small biz".
Again, Read Joe!!

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